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by london police. then, the head of scotland yard and his number two resigned. yesterday, the man who went public with the allegations, the news of the world's former show business rorlt sean horror was found dead in his london area home. he claimed celebrity phones were hacked for exclusive stories. police say there is no evidence of foul play in his death and now awaiting the results of an autopsy. as for rupert murdoch he said he was mislead about the suspected wrongdoing. he said he is shocked, appalled and ashamed by it he also said there is no evidence the phones of any 9/11 victims had been hacked as one newspaper report claimed in london. he also announced the creation of a special committee that will ensure journalistic standards, shepard? >> shepard: eric, thanks. new developments in the sex scandal informing the former head of the international monetary fund. lawyers for two women who say dominic strauss-khan tried to rape them met today with prosecutors here in new york. no word on what they discussed. one of the accusers is a french writer. the other a hotel housekeeper who sa
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is changing hands and people are being bought and scotland yard booted the investigation as it looks like they did, and influence was pedaled all over the place and laws were broken, don't you think there should be some more oversight over there? >>. no i think we have rules in place in the united kingdom to deal with illegal activity by journalists. we have seen a whole array of journalists being accepted. several police officers are bribed in the scandal. we could see the resignation of some senior government figures. there is real accountability in place. we don't need new regulations which will end up making the british press like the french press, for example, where the media is extremely deferential towards politicians in power. the british press is overwhelmingly free. there are a few rotten apples here clearly that we have seen with regard to the news of the world scandal. but, the vast majority of british journalists are highly ethical in their behavior. and i would hate to see a clamp down on press freedom in the united kingdom in the wake of this terrible scandal. >> bill: doct
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resigned just yet. scotland yard under intense scrutiny from allegedly taking bribes from news of the world journalists anduates is facing questions about why he failed to pursue investigations into phone hacking. he has just said he's done nothing wrong. but the highly anticipated witness today are media mogul murdock, his son james and former news international chief executive brooks. they're facing questions about allegations that news of the world journalists working for them illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people and bribed police for confidential usual information. ten people have been arrested in the scandal including brooks and the communications chief for prime minister david cameron. a former news of the world editor. now we could see hearings like this here in d.c. too as the justice department investigating whether the phone hacking extended to the united states. i will stay on top of this for you as murdock's testimony scheduled to begin in about 15 minutes. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, now back to you. >>> breaking news now from san mateo county.